A visit to Sabu Terracotta Pottery
at Denpasar, Bali, in 2012


3. UNGLAZED TERRACOTTA POTTERY

On the backyard were all kinds of pots and planters in all stages of production. Quite a number of pots were lined up for glazing. Some were not intended to be glazed but were OK as they were.

Some pots were so large that I cannot imagine how they could be moved, or indeed being made, and fired in the first place.

Some would be glazed to the customers specification, since even with the uncomplicated lead glaze several colors were possible from green over several shades of brown to very dark brown approaching black. Some rejects that had cracked were also found awaiting their destiny.

For garden decoration I can imagine that minor cracks could be repaired with maybe just some cement. I did not ask about this but can assume it would be perfectly all right.

Unglazed terracotta pottery in Denpasar, Bali

The shed to the left houses the actual kiln, straight ahead is the workshop and pottery. The interesting house with the straw roof to the right is for storage and not directly related to the pottery.

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